The Wilmington On Fire documentary, explores the Wilmington massacre of 1898, which was a bloody attack on the African-American community by a heavily armed white mob with the support of the North Carolina Democratic Party.
This event was the springboard for the White Supremacy Movement and Jim Crow Segregation throughout North Carolina and the American South.
The incident that took place on November 10, 1898 was never mentioned in the history books until 206, when the North Carolina General Assembly published a report on it.
It didn’t become widespread news until Director/Producer Christopher Everett decided to bring the atrocities of the Wilmington massacre to the big screen. Necessary Blackness Podcast sits down with the award winning filmmaker to discuss the importance of his eye raising documentary and what he has in store for the future.